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Lisa McTigue Pierce

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Such a daring initiative, the new Loop shopping platform is all about reusable/refillable packaging. In June, TerraCycle CEO and Loop inventor Tom Szaky enthralled a standing-room-only audience during EastPack 2019 with his insights into the consumer dynamics fueling...

No expensive servos. No time-consuming and labor-intensive manual detents. Guess what enables the mere-seconds changeover on the new Auto Adjust Rails?

Seen yesterday at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2019, the Auto Adjust Rails from...

When you (literally) hit a wall when laying out your packaging line, you could get creative Tetris-style. But that might introduce gaps or other hiccups at transfer points, which could limit line speed and, hence, output. Or you could just buy smaller equipment that...

Whether you have two years of experience in your packaging career or 20, your unique insights can help your peers—and the industry as a whole—advance. In this latest installment of the Packaging Digest/LePoidevin Marketing Pack Expo Video Series, senior account...

Between enjoying an end-of-summer vacation and preparing for a new school year, last month packaging professionals kept up to date on design and sustainability trends through avid reading of Packaging Digest articles.

The list of top seven articles from...

When it comes to packaging solutions, brands need more than just a product that works. Watch this short video (1:17 minutes) to hear what packaging users really need from their suppliers.

 

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The conference program at the upcoming MinnPack and MD&M Minneapolis events helps packaging professionals stay on top of trends and critical issues in packaging and medtech. Some of the educational presentations are free to anyone attending the expos.

The co-...

Popular articles on PackagingDigest.com in the month of July 2019 were among the most diverse in recent memory, as far as topics go. Besides the ever-present interest in sustainability, readers explored packaging for #SpaceWeek, innovative snack packages, “chemicals of...

Digital printing and digital workflows help meal-kit company Home Chef update its paperboard packaging every couple of weeks with exact ingredients and nutritional facts for its many seasonal menu offerings—fulfilling its need for packaging and labeling flexibility....

In this 1:20 minute video, learn a quick tip on how you can stay ahead of packaging trends, which is especially critical if you’re the one in charge of the direction of your company’s packaging department.

 

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In a twist on the trend in the spirits market to create eye-catching bottles in the shape of heads or skulls, Outerspace Vodka gets its packaging inspiration from another, more extra-terrestrial source. Green coating and aluminum black eyes make this bottle of clear...

Today’s youngest named generation, Gen Z, is now entering the workforce. How can Gen Z contribute to your packaging department? In this 10-minute video, six students from the School of Packaging at Michigan State University voice the unique qualities their generation...

A new packaging plastic aims to leapfrog the paltry U.S. recycling rates of around 30% for polyester and high-density polyethylene—the two highest recycled packaging plastics, according to...

The Bosch Packaging Technology packaging machinery business—up for sale since June 2018—has been bought by leading private equity and investment advisory firm CVC Capital Partners, headquartered in Luxemburg (pending antitrust approvals). Both parties have agreed not to...

More than five decades ago, it was quite a leap for packaging engineers to design and produce containers and materials that could function on a spacecraft. So during Space Week and on the cusp of the 50th anniversary of NASA’s historic moon landing (July 20), let’s...